Friday, February 28, 2014

Finally, the last day of February for 2014!!  Surely spring can't be far off. I really could do without the possible 6-10 inches of snow we could get Sunday-Monday.   Oh well it's just so much fun living in Monticello, Indiana, USA.

Look whose at Grandma and Grandpa's today.  Isn't his mustache of ice cream and cookies cute on his face?

And I really have been quilting this week.  This beautiful table topper by Shelley is so sweet.   She has a double topper since she used a plain backing which really shows the quilting.  I hope she likes the quilting.

Blessings to all.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Moda's Jelly Roll Race Olympic style....

Moda's Jelly Roll Race Olympic style....  What a great idea from Moda to encourage the Olympic spirit by having a go for the gold jelly roll race.  All of the teams showed the Olympic spirit but I had a special spot in my heart for the Sew She team.  Thanks Moda for encouraging the Olympic spirit and all of your beautiful material.  Blessings.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy February 17, 2014 everyone and a happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Judy.

As I was walking through my house today I saw a clap of light, heard thunder and when I looked out the window I saw snow coming down heavily.  You gotta love Indiana in the winter.  Let's see how many days until Spring?

Here are a few pictures of a quilt that will soon be going home to its owner, Joann.  I loved the new pattern I put in the black border.  The pattern matched some of the patterns in the material.  Beautiful quilt, Joann.

Blessings to all.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy February 13th, 2014.  I hope you get a treat for Valentine's Day tomorrow. Tomorrow would also have been my sweet mother's 99th birthday.  Mom always received many birthday cards from family and friends.  I even have many of those cards in a basket my Dad gave to me after Mom passed away.  Dad just couldn't seem to throw the cards away and now I can't seem  to throw them away either.  Funny what we hold onto.

Listed below are pictures of a new cutter/ruler I purchased from Nancy's Notions.  Also have to thank Nancy's Notions for their friendly staffer, Sharon, who took my order over the phone and their prompt service.  The ruler/cutter is made by Sew Easy is called Ruler Cuter and is 4 1/2" x 27 1/2".  I bought it hoping it would be easier on my hands when cutting strip pieces.  I must report I am very happy with my purchase.  There are videos on YouTube showing the ruler/cutter if you are interested in seeing a demonstration.  I've only cut 4 layers (2 strips)  at a time, but I'm pretty sure I could cut 6-8 layers at a time.  Some might consider $44.99 a little pricey, but I am very pleased with its ease of use.  It takes a standard 45mm rotary blade.  It is easy to line up the ruler on your fabric and just push the handle to have a perfect straight strip.  I would sometimes get an hourglass look on my straight strips using a regular rotary cutter.  This product has eliminated that problem for me.  Happy Valentine's Day to me.

Blessings to all.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I didn't forget to show you a few pictures of some of the quilts I've been working on. Even though I love what I am allowed to do by quilting my clients quilts, it is a job/service that does require a lot of preparation and perseverance.  I've heard some people comment to me, "oh, it's so nice you have a "hobby".  I must admit I've had to bite my tongue when I've heard this remark and not retaliate back with a comment I know would not make Jesus smile.  Which has made me pause and to look within myself and ask how many times have I prejudged someone's line of work when I've had absolutely no experience for that profession.  So I will be trying my best to make Jesus smile at me and not frown and to ask how would Jesus want me to act.
Blessings to all.

Morning everyone from cold and 10" of fresh beautiful snow Monticello, Indiana, USA.  It has turned out to be a winter to remember.  We have had more snow this winter than we have ever received since we moved to Monticello in 1998.  I am so very thankful that I don't have to drive to work on the snow covered, icy roads.  My email, Longarm friend, Jude, who lives in Australia is experiencing hot weather right now.  I wrote her and suggested she send some warm weather our way.  I'll keep this post short for now,  but will post pictures of the quilts I've worked on this week later today.  Stay warm or cool wherever you are today.  Blessings to all.